SAFA is standing firmly behind Danny Jordaan, despite looming legal action against the SAFA President.
Members of the SAFA Council, who gathered to give feedback following an extraordinary SAFA Council meeting, rubbished Jennifer Ferguson’s rape claims, saying she contradicted her statements under oath
The SAFA collective has reaffirmed their support for their president, despite the fact that a charge of rape has been laid against him.
The Association’s Poobalan Govindasamy, who is the head of the ethics department, questioned the timing of Ferguson’s legal action.
“Evidence must be tested before the court of law, we have a wonderful judicial system the allegations that have been levelled at the president must be tested.”
It was expected that after the complainant had laid a charge against Jordaan, the president would step aside until the legal process reached its finality.
Govindasamy adds that the media has subjected Jordaan to a kangaroo style of court while neglecting the fact that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
“The side attraction is this allegation that comes after 25 and 26 years from a woman that did not want to make or press any charges and decided that I want some kind of restorative justice in some other forum but living in Sweden and not in South Africa.”
The charges come as SAFA was forced to postpone the elections for a new president, with allegations that FIFA statutes are not being followed.
SAFA CEO, Dennis Mumble, clarified SAFA’s decision to change the elective congress to April 2018.
“When the electoral committee sat for the first time on the 19th of March they decided or determined that there’s so much work that needs to be done, they cannot take ownership of what had been done by the previous electoral committee because they needed to commence the process.”
However, Mumble apologised for keeping the media and members of the public in the dark about this decision which came to light earlier in March and only releasing it now.
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